Listening to music while shooting.
November 6, 2011 § 2 Comments
The power of music.
Quite often I will listen to music on my headphones while walking and capturing photos from the street. I feel it can set a tone and helps me get into a deep zone of thought. I specifically have a playlist on my MP3 player, that plays a set list of songs which captures the mood of the streets and enhances my minds eye.
The genres of music on my playlist are generally genres I only listen to, when involved in photography. Again the reason for this is to help me zone in, when I hear it I think photography… I listen to a gamut of genres in everyday life, but when involved in photography I will listen to Jazz, trip-hop, acoustic & funk.
Do you listen to music when shooting? Or do you find it a distraction or even dangerous?
I would be interested in your thoughts and recommendations.